The newly-appointed Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa refuted Congress’ allegations that the party nominated him to the post to destabilise the Siddaramaiah government.
“There is no question of destabilising (the government). Already the Congress is split due to infighting and the only thing left before us is to send them packing back to their homes,” he told reporters in Bengaluru after assuming the charge.
“There is no unity among Congress ministers and there’s hardly any enthusiasm among the bureaucrats to work,” Yeddyurappa said.
Responding to a query, Yeddyurappa said “the opposition is strong and will fight against the corrupt Siddaramaiah government by strengthening the BJP in next two years before the state goes for the assembly polls.”
“I don’t agree that the opposition here is weak... we are very strong. We are fighting inside the House and as well as outside. There is an irresponsible chief minister who is not bothered about the problems of the people and that’s why these things are going on. I can only say that our party will fight against this corrupt government,” he said.
Asked how he would bring the party back to power in the state, Yeddyurappa said he would travel to all the areas in the state and remind people of the “scam-free” government when he was the chief minister, compared “to corrupt administration of the present Congress government”.
Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers, Ananth Kumar, said Yeddyurappa would be the chief minister if the party wins the next assembly polls.